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    1. February 1, 2011

      Iran parliament impeaches transport minister

      Iran’s parliament voted to dismiss Hamid Behbahani, the country’s transport minister, less than a month after an air crash...

    2. January 30, 2011

      Salehi approved as Iran’s foreign minister

      Iran’s parliament approved Ali-Akbar Salehi as foreign minister a day after the Dutch government froze contacts with Tehran...

    1. December 16, 2010

      Senegal recalls its ambassador from Tehran

      Senegal has recalled its ambassador from Tehran to register dissatisfaction with Iran’s explanation of an arms scandal. It...

    2. December 13, 2010

      Iranian president fires foreign minister

      Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad has unexpectedly dismissed Iran’s foreign minister and put the country’s top nuclear official in the...

    3. December 5, 2010

      US and Iran worlds apart in Bahrain

      Hillary Clinton and Manouchehr Mottaki, the Iranian foreign minister, may have been seated at the same dinner table in the...

    4. December 4, 2010

      Iran seeks to reassure Arab neighbours

      Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki sought to reassure Arab neighbours on Saturday that the Islamic Republic posed...

    5. November 23, 2010

      Gambia deals blow to Iran’s Africa diplomacy

      Painstaking efforts by President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad of Iran to build support in Africa were dealt a blow on Tuesday when...

    6. August 30, 2010

      Iran’s warring factions reignite tensions

      Iran’s radical and conservative fundamentalists have ignored the orders of the regime’s supreme leader and begun exchanging...

    7. June 4, 2010

      Mottaki's best lines

      Brussels blog (Tony Barber): How time flies when you're having fun. I spent the best part of Wednesday trailing Manouchehr...

    8. June 2, 2010

      Iran warns EU over sanctions support

      Governments backing tougher United Nations sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme could kill Tehran’s deal to...

    9. Brussels Blog

      June 2, 2010

      Iran's foreign minister Mottaki flunks the courage test

      How time flies when you’re having fun.  I spent the best part of Wednesday trailing Manouchehr Mottaki, Iran’s foreign...

    10. February 8, 2010

      Iran to step up uranium enrichment

      Iran's president yesterday ordered the country's Atomic Energy Organisation to start enriching uranium at a higher grade, in...

    11. February 6, 2010

      US and Germany say Iran not ready for nuclear deal

      ANKARA/MUNICH, Germany, Feb 6 - The United States and Germany said on Saturday they saw no sign Tehran would make...

    12. December 30, 2009

      More arrests as Tehran points finger at west

      Iran's regime has mounted a renewed crackdown on the opposition Green Movement, arresting hundreds of people since the...

    13. December 30, 2009

      Iran lays blame for protests on west

      The Iranian regime has rounded up hundreds of opposition supporters, including prominent politicians and journalists, in a...

    14. December 29, 2009

      Iran blames protests on west

      The Iranian regime has rounded up hundreds of opposition supporters, including prominent politicians and journalists, in a...

    15. December 15, 2009

      Iran woos Arab states as tough sanctions loom

      At the official level, relations between Iran and the leaders of neighbouring Arab states tend to be polite without being...

    16. December 14, 2009

      Iran woos Arab states as sanctions loom

      At the official level, relations between Iran and the leaders of neighbouring Arab states tend to be polite without being...

    17. December 2, 2009

      UK presses Tehran on sailors

      Britain told the Iranian government last night that its detention of five British sailors was becoming a matter of "serious...

    18. November 19, 2009

      Tehran rejects main demand of nuclear compromise

      Iran yesterday rejected the central tenet of a compromise over its nuclear programme, putting forward an alternative...

    19. November 19, 2009

      Iran rejects key part of atom deal

      Iran has rejected the central tenet of a compromise deal over its nuclear programme. Unless reversed, the statement by...

    20. November 18, 2009

      Iran rejects demand of nuclear compromise

      Iran on Wednesday rejected the central tenet of a compromise over its nuclear programme, putting forward an alternative...

    21. September 24, 2009

      Sarkozy wants deadline on Iran nuclear talks

      President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday said Iran should be given three months to engage in fruitful talks with leading world...

    22. September 10, 2009

      Tehran seeks talks with west

      Iran presented a package of proposals to the United Nations Security Council yesterday in the hope of opening a new...

    23. September 9, 2009

      Iran issues proposals for nuclear talks

      Iran presented a package of proposals to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday in the hope of opening a new...

    24. August 19, 2009

      Ahmadi-Nejad nominates allies to cabinet

      Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad on Wednesday introduced his new government to the Iranian parliament, nominating a relative novice to...

    25. July 13, 2009

      Iran threatens legal action over US jailing of officials

      Iran's foreign minister yesterday said the Islamic regime could take legal action against Washington after five Iranian...

    26. July 12, 2009

      Iran threatens action on officials

      Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday said the Islamic regime could take legal action against Washington after five Iranian...

    27. July 4, 2009

      Crisis deepens over British embassy staff in Tehran

      The diplomatic crisis over Iran's detention of British embassy staff escalated yesterday after a senior cleric said some...

    28. July 4, 2009

      British embassy local staff will go on trial, says senior Iranian cleric

      The diplomatic crisis over Iran's detention of British embassy staff escalated yesterday after a senior cleric said some...

    29. July 4, 2009

      British embassy staff will go on trial, says Iran

      The diplomatic crisis over Iran's detention of British embassy staff escalated yesterday after a senior cleric said some...

    30. June 28, 2009

      Iran releases five of nine UK embassy staff

      Iran said on Monday five out of the nine detained local staff at the British embassy in Tehran had been released, but the...

    31. June 25, 2009

      Fresh street clashes in Tehran

      Security forces were reported to have clashed with hundreds of opposition supporters outside the Iranian parliament last...

    32. June 25, 2009

      Khamenei vows regime will stay

      Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, told parliamentarians yesterday the regime would not bow to pressure over...

    33. June 24, 2009

      Fresh street clashes in Tehran

      Four footballers who wore green armbands during a World Cup qualifier have been banned from Iran’s national team Security...

    34. June 23, 2009

      Iran ‘reviewing’ ties with Britain

      Manouchehr Mottaki, Iran’s foreign minister, said on Wednesday Tehran was considering downgrading ties with Britain, which...

    35. June 23, 2009

      'Kafkaesque' narrative stokes protest fury

      Hassan Ghashghavi, the spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry, was live on CNN yesterday morning, explaining the...

    36. June 23, 2009

      Regime's 'Kafkaesque' narrative stokes the opposition's fury

      Hassan Ghashghavi, the spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry, was live on CNN yesterday morning, explaining the...

    37. June 22, 2009

      ‘Kafkaesque’ narrative stokes Iran fury

      Hassan Ghashghavi, the spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, was live on CNN on Monday morning, explaining Iran’s side of...

    38. June 22, 2009

      Tensions deepen as UK rebuffs Tehran claims

      Tensions between Britain and Iran intensified yesterday after the UK government again rejected claims by Tehran that it was...

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